More goodies for coast region as Uhuru stays on

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The coast region and in specific Mombasa County continues to benefit largely from the Uhuru Kenyatta visit as projects continue to be rolled out by the national government in conjunction with the county government.

On Tuesday morning, Cabinet Secretary James Macharia was at the Mombasa International Airport to launch the lighting and rehabilitation of the runway as tourism boost is expected.

Mombasa Airport sits at 61 metres (200 ft) above sea level, the airport has two runways; one which measures 3,350 metres (10,990 ft) in length and Runway 2 measures 1,260 metres (4,130 ft) in length. Runway 1 is also known as Runway 21, while Runway 2 is also known as Runway 03. Runway 1 is equipped with an (Instrument Landing System).

There are two terminals at the airport. Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. terminal one is mainly used for international traveling while terminal 2 is used for domestic traveling. Flights like Kenya Airways use Terminal 1 for both domestic and international.

This is expected to boost the tourism sector as the development in the coast region is aggregated especially after the return of the president to the region.

“We come together as the Jumuiya ya Kaunti za Pwani economic bloc because we want to change the story of the Coast, we want to change the story of Kenya. We want to change how we interact with one another to exploit our God given resources for the benefit of every Kenyan. As leaders, our role should not be how we can improve ourselves, but how we can change the lives of Kenyans.” stated Uhuru Kenyatta.

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“The Coast Guard will ensure that our ocean will no longer be used for drug and human trafficking, illegal arms and illegal fishing. It will guard against exploitation of our natural resources by foreign countries and ensure that never again will a foreign vessel steal our fish.” added Uhuru.

“I have directed the National Land Commission and the Department of Fisheries to ensure that all fish landing sites at the Coast, at Lake Victoria, and other areas across the country are recovered and secured by the end of the first quarter of 2019,” he added.

Mombasa Airport was expanded to international standards in 1979. Aircraft maintenance facilities for private and light- to medium-size commercial aircraft are provided from government and private hangars by Benair Aircraft Engineering, licensed by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) as an approved maintenance organisation (AMO).

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